We set off for Skansbukta in the afternoon and whilst having some bonding time with Nemo, encountered sailing winds. More likely, all the sails just needed to breathe some Arctic air and it was good for us to have another go at getting them up. : )
We made a landing just after 4:30pm and had about two hours to explore the old gypsum mine track and walk up and down the coast of the bay. Our last evening together was topped off with a midnight (sun) portrait session with Ashley.
Tomorrow we wake up in Longyearbyen. See you there. —Electric QT
day 8: Monday June 22 afternoon—Snowflake
As we continued walking to the other section of the coast area, we found some AMAZING rocks to climb and as you know, we love to climb high and had to give it a go.
Right along the shore we came across these beauties. Many were different shades of turquoise. We think some might be green phyllite but need to do more research. Do you happen to know a geologist that you could ask?
After all that rock climbing, we took a break with Salome and watched her paint. Shortly after, Melissa and Thomas pulled up in the zodiac and out of nowhere, Sally appeared, hopped in and off they sped. They must have been working on a special art project somewhere! Can't wait to see what it is.
We'll be stopping in Smeerenburgfjorden to see another glacier front tomorrow: Smeerenburgbreen. I'm so excited. I hope there will be a lot of calving.
Sleep tight folks! —Snowflake
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